Report Filed: Soundtree Entertainment Gregory James Blount,Casting Camp,Pilot Season Camp,Talent Camp, False Promises, Did not follow through with promises, Cheating Children Del Ray Beach Florida!!
We were contacted by Gregory James Blounts assistants and were told that our child was invited to attend a special Casting Camp. We were told that our child has obvious talents and would do well. We were told that Gregory James Blount represents Jake Short of Disneys Ant Farm. We were told that Casting Camp would provide our child with the training necessary to launch a great career in show business. On their website, they boast names such as Jason La Padura and Ty Harman. When we were contacted we told them that we really couldn’t afford the $2,500 tuition, but they said that we qualified for tuition assistance. They suggested many ways for us to help with more of the tuition by using Crowd Funding sites. We were told that this is common place in the industry and were given many examples of actors that use crowd funding to help pay for their needs. (The examples given were Jake Short, James Franco and a Veronica Mars movie.) We were told that if we did the crowd funding and didn’t raise enough funds to pay for the tuition we could back out. Of course that was not the case. We could only cancel after 10 days of signing the contract. Crowd Funding (if it funds) takes at least 30 days minimum. By this time it was too late to cancel. We were told that we had to stay at the Bevery Garland Hotel. It was a requirement of camp. That it was a requirement of all kids attending camp. But that was not the case. Many of the kids stayed at less expensive hotels. But these were only kids that had already signed Greg as their Talent Manager. Here is a list of promises that we did not recieve: 1) COUNSELORS: All kids were to create a PSA (public service announcement). The camp was to supply counselors to help write the scripts. The camp counselors were “Paid”” with the ability to display their own PSA. They were very nice to the kids but they had their own motivations and priorities. Help wasn’t really given to the kids. The kids were told what was needed for the PSA